The modern and exemplary olive oil mill of MELITINI Ltd. produces and processes only extra virgin olive oil. The entire plant is free from not only pomace oils, to preclude any adulteration, but also from traces of any other oils that may cause allergic reactions.

This specialization reflects our consistent investment in quality and constitutes a significant comparative advantage for our company. Moreover, the design and construction of our building facilities as well as our production process are based on the principles of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), while the company’s quality assurance infrastructure complies with BSI-PAS 220:2008, FSSC 22000 and IFS standards, some of the most up to date, strict and innovative worldwide.

Certain points worth mentioning since they clearly show our company’s steadfast commitment to issues involving food safety and quality:


  • The bottling area is located in the center of our facility, creating control zones that ensure food safety
  • The bottling area is bounded by a wall with triplex shatterproof glass panes over it.
  • The floor and walls in the bottling and filtering areas are covered by ceramic tiles with cove-shaped joints between floor and abutting surfaces, to facilitate the effective cleaning of all surfaces and inside corners.
  • The grout joints between the ceramic tiles in the bottling and filtering areas have been caulked with a non-absorbent sealant -specifically formulated for food industry flooring, creating a non-reactive substrate.
  • All wood and wooden items are prohibited in the bottling area.
  • A positive air pressure system in the bottling area allows the inflow of filtered air for ventilation and precludes the entry of airborne contaminants.
  • The equipment used in the bottling area is either stainless steel (INOX) or made of polymers suitable for food production.
  • Packaging and related materials enter our facility through a different ingress point than the exit used for finished goods to avoid cross-contamination.
  • The entire facility uses a network of waste water drainage channels with a semicircular configuration to avoid ‘hidden corners’. Special mesh filters located at regular intervals retain solids and other waste.
  • All windows that open for venting are equipped with a metal mesh to screen out insects.
  • In the storage areas, the external doors and those connecting with the bottling area are equipped with insect repellent blinds, creating two exclusion zones for insects – pollutants.
  • All the facility’s transparent glass panes are made of GlassPolicy triplex shatterproof safety glass.
  • All other areas – storage, holding and machine shop, have epoxy flooring with cove-shaped joints between floor and abutting surfaces in a radial configuration to facilitate cleaning.
  • All machinery and equipment, as well as storage systems and auxiliary tables and benches are located at an adequate height above the floor to facilitate inspection and thorough cleaning.
  • All paints used to coat the facility’s walls are eco-friendly paints approved for food processing areas.
  • The tank storage area is delineated by a 40cm wall in case of accidental leakage.
  • All storage tanks are made of INOX stainless steel.
  • The storage tank area is protected by a highly insulated heavy roof structure employing thermally inert material to preclude the build up of high temperatures and protect the olive oil from oxidation during storage. 
  • All windows in the tank storage area are equipped with sun screening blinds for temperature control purposes.
  • Temperature control and variation, as factors affecting quality, are verified by a temperature logging system on each olive oil storage tank.
  • All the piping used for olive oil is either stainless steel or plastic certified for oils and installed without using plasticisers.
  • All the facility’s different areas, including those for final products, tank storage, packaging materials, and quarantined items among others, as well as employee ingress and egress points and walkways are appropriately designated and marked.
  • There are special controlled areas for ancillary and cleaning materials.
  • There is a special holding and storage area for final product and raw material samples.


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